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Medicare Counseling: A Lifeline We Must Sustain

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.12.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Co...

Are Public Services Fair?

Jenna Sundell | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Jenna Sundell

With every jump society makes, there will always be the argument that it's not fair to those who came before and had to make do without that public be...

The Floor Beneath Our Feet

AVODAH | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion
AVODAH

By Jonathan Huberman This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty. Last year, I participated in AVODAH's Jewish Service Corps in New York City, eng...

'Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children'

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

The greatest commonly shared story in this country is economic insecurity. If you think poor people don't deserve to have children, the problem is not SNAP or the people that rely on it to survive. The problem is you.

Janell Ross

In South Carolina Some Tax Refunds Will Be Shared With A Big Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

This year South Carolina income tax refunds will arrive on prepaid debit cards unless taxpayers specifically opt for a check or direct deposit. The...

Janell Ross

Florida, California Take Cut Of Bank Fees On Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

When Derrick Johnson visits the ATM in his Florida town to tap his jobless benefits, he regularly pays fees to the companies that administer the state...